What makes self defence programmes for girls effective?

Alison and Garth recently worked together on a literature review of what makes self defence programmes for school-aged girls effective for the Government.

An interesting project, especially as there was little research on these programmes for this group. There was more info on self defence programmes for US college students, and some on self defence programmes with mixed groups, including New Zealand programmes.

We were able to use the relevant info on best practice for school-based violence prevention work, and ‘respectful relationships education’. When this was pulled together we were able to identify some useful themes.


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